Weiwei Li


Position PhD Student
Affiliation Intensified Reaction & Separation Systems
Telephone +31 (0)15 2786658
Telephone  +31 (0)15 2786678 (secretary)
Fax +31 (0) 15 2782460
Email W.Li-1(ad)tudelft.nl
Address Process and Energy Department, Building 34K
  Leeghwaterstraat 39
  2628 CD  DELFT


Sept.2013 - present     Technical University of Delft

PhD candidate: Process Intensification in Industrial Crystallization. Expected promotion date: Sep.2017

Sept.2011 - Sept.2013 Technical University of Delft

Professional Doctorate of Engineering (PDeng): Designer in Bioprocess Engineering (Graduated with Honour)

Sept.2009 - Aug.2011 Technical University of Delft

Master: Biochemical Engineering.

Sept.2004 - July.2008 Shanghai Jiaotong University

Bachelor: Biological Engineering.

Work Experiences

Sept.2012 - present     Photanol B.V., Amsterdam

Project: Designing and Evaluating a Photanol® Based Process. Responsibilities: Product Screening and Selection, Photobioreactor Design, Downstream Process Design, Heat Integration, Process Simulation and Techno-Economic Evaluation (Due to confidentiality, no further details)

Feb.2012 - Aug.2012  Waste2Chemical B.V., Wageningen

Project: Designing and Evaluating Biological Production Process of Chemical . Compounds. Responsibilities: Feedstock Selection, Aerobic Bioreactor Design, Process Simulation and Techno-Economic Evaluation, Preliminary Life-Cycle Assessment (Due to confidentiality, no further details)

July.2010 - Oct.2010  Internship in Akzo Nobel, Deventer and Frankfurt

Project: Improving the sustainability of the sulphuric acid waste stream. Responsibilities: Problem Identification, Data mining, Literature study, Process Evaluation (Due to confidentiality, no further details)

May.2010 - June.2010            Design Project in Intervet, Boxmeer

Project: Life in a Freezer--Reduce the Activity Loss of Vaccine. Responsibilities: Literature study, Vaccine Freezing Device Design.

Research Experiences

Sep.2013 - Present       Intensified Reaction and Separation group, Process and Energy department, TU Delft

Project: Process Intensification in Industrial Crystallization. Responsibility: Investigate the possibility of using crystallization techniques for the manufacturing of desired enantiomers of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).

Dec.2010 - Aug.2012 Bioseparation Technology Group, Biotechnology Department, TU Delft

Project: Purification of Organic Acid Using Ion Exchange Technique. Responsibilities: Idea Developing, Batch Ion Exchange Experiment, Chromatography Experiment, Numerical Modelling of Breakthrough Curves

Extra-Curricular Activities

Nov.2014 - June.2016 Organization committee member of Delft Process Technology Institute annual symposium (2015 and 2016)

Oct.2012 - Sep.2013   Board Member of Bioprocess Designer PDeng Trainee Association

Responsibilities: Study Trip Organizing, PDeng Programme Promotion

Sept.2010 - Aug.2011 Mentor of Junior International Students, TU Delft

Responsibilities: Providing Assistance and Guidance in Study and Living, Coordinating between Study Advisor and Junior International Students


Software          MATLAB, SuperPro Designer, COMSOL, MathCAD, C++, AutoCAD, Aspen Plus, SuperTarget (Heat Integration), Origin

Language         Chinese (native speaker), English (fluent), Dutch (intermediate), Japanese (beginner)

Experiment      PCR, Electrophoresis, (chiral) HPLC, Ion Exchange, H1-NMR, DSC and TGA.